Queen Elizabeth was born on September 7, in 1533 to a royal couple by the name of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She pertained a strong personality and strong political skills in overlooking marriage proposals and intensely flirting with many available suitors. She reigned over England without a king or children (Britannia: Elizabeth 1). Her father was known for the execution of his wives. The king had announced that any daughter would be "illegitimate" to the line of succession because his upcoming sons would be highly favorable to the throne (Thomas, Heather). Anne Boleyn was killed by the king for not providing him with a son, but a daughter who would live to be a legend of English times (Thomas, Heather).
Elizabeth grew up with very many stepmothers, whom she saw die giving birth, divorced, and beheaded. Some say that this is her reason for never marrying. Others say that it was her stubbornness of sharing the power with a spouse (Thomas, Heather). During her childhood, Elizabeth was well educated by highly educated scholars such as William Grindal and Roger Ascham (Green, Robert 13). Being a bright student of her age, Elizabeth spoke five languages nearly fluently by adulthood. Coming closely to the day of his death, King Henry VIII had reclaimed the line of succession. It would be Prince Edward VI, Mary, and following Mary would be Elizabeth (Green, Robert 26).
A deadly illness cost the life of young King Edward VI and for Queen Mary I to take over the throne (Britannia Encyclopedia-Queen Elizabeth I). An issue had come up regarding the throne between Queen Mary I, Elizabeth, and the Duke of Northumberland. The Duke had tried to make his daughter-in-law ruler (Putatunda, Rita). However, Mary had developed a ...
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...izabeth was once again popular. She proved that even a woman could lead a war. She cared about being known to her country. She made policies fit her kingdom and was serious when it came to politics and compromising. She died on March 24, 1603, when England was at its most powerful point.
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